Invitation for a FP to Join a Research Project Team

PROJECT: “Evaluating Choosing Wisely Canada’s campaign for imaging tests in low back pain”

Invitation to BC family physicians: Interested in joining a research project team evaluating a patient education tool?

Dr. Nick Bansback is leading a research project focused on imaging for non-specific low back pain, which is estimated to be one of the most costly unnecessary tests. While the route to misuse of this test is multifaceted, there is a hypothesis that much of it is patient driven – a belief that imaging will be helpful. Choosing WiselyCanada has created patient educational tools for this topic, which are being implemented in different ways across provinces (ranging from none to significant funding). Read more…